Greetings and Benediction

11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Become complete. (A)Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love (B)and peace will be with you.

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11 (A)Finally, brothers and sisters, [a]rejoice, (B)mend your ways, be comforted, (C)be like-minded, (D)live in peace; and (E)the God of love and peace will be with you.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Corinthians 13:11 Or farewell

11 Finally, believers, rejoice! Be made complete [be what you should be], be comforted, be like-minded, live in peace [enjoy the spiritual well-being experienced by believers who walk closely with God]; and the God of love and peace [the source of lovingkindness] will be with you.

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Final Greetings

11 Finally, brothers and sisters,(A) rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace.(B) And the God of love(C) and peace(D) will be with you.

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11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.

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13 You shall be [a]blameless before the Lord your God.

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 18:13 Lit. perfect

13 (A)You are to be blameless before the Lord your God.

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13 You shall be blameless (complete, perfect) before the Lord your God.

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13 You must be blameless(A) before the Lord your God.(B)

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13 Thou shalt be perfect with the Lord thy God.

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But (A)whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God [a]is perfected (B)in him. By this we know that we are in Him.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 John 2:5 has been completed

but whoever (A)follows His word, in him the (B)love of God has truly been perfected. (C)By this we know that we are in Him:

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But whoever habitually keeps His word and obeys His precepts [and treasures His message in its entirety], in him the love of God has truly been perfected [it is completed and has reached maturity]. By this we know [for certain] that we are in Him:

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But if anyone obeys his word,(A) love for God[a] is truly made complete in them.(B) This is how we know(C) we are in him:

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Footnotes

  1. 1 John 2:5 Or word, God’s love

But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

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Seeing God Through Love

12 (A)No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us.

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12 (A)No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God remains in us, and His (B)love is perfected in us.

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12 No one has seen God at any time. But if we love one another [with unselfish concern], God abides in us, and His love [the love that is His essence abides in us and] is completed and perfected in us.

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12 No one has ever seen God;(A) but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.(B)

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12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

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28 Him we preach, (A)warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, (B)that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.

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28 We proclaim Him, (A)admonishing every person and teaching every person [a]with all (B)wisdom, so that we may (C)present every person [b](D)complete in Christ.

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Footnotes

  1. Colossians 1:28 Lit in
  2. Colossians 1:28 Or perfect